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Monday, October 6, 2008

So I tried a new approach to scrapbooking...

The simple approach - turns out - I hate it! Here are the layouts adopting this new style...




blah, blah, blah - where's the fun? the cute "stuff"?
To paraphrase my sister, "What's wrong with those layouts? They don't look like yours - I could have done those." Which is pretty much how I felt - like a Simple Scrapbook Imposter. So halfway through the scrapbooking weekend, I went back to the "Heather" style for these layouts:
And I felt a lot better. It all stems from this design class I'm taking, where we are learning about the elements of design, eliminating white space, balancing our layouts, making sure there is a focal point, yadda, yadda...
I was trying to focus on those lessons rather than just scrapbooking. Oh well, it's good to try new things, I'm just a "more is more" kind of girl when it comes to scrapbooking....

3 comments:

Megan said...

I actually like both - sometimes it is good to have variety in yoru albums. You got a ton done! Way to go. I love all the different size photos - do you have the squares photos printed, or do yu trim them that way? Teach me!

Heather Cecchini said...

Heather, I much prefer your style to the style you are learning. I hate to see it, but it looks a bit boring, dull. Yours have so much more pizazz!

Heather Cecchini said...

I meant to say "Hate to say it, not see it." Your layouts are the best! How do you make the cut out of the italics? I love that!